Jorge Juan

My son is such a blessing. He is really smart. He just turned 5 on July 21st. He sure loves to read. He has been reading for quite some time now, I believe since he was 3.5. He started out from before 2 years of age reading words on flashcards. As a mother and a teacher, I knew he could read. It was not from memory either. He was actually reading. Sounding out letter and words, making educated guesses, comprehending, asking questions and able to retell the story in his own words. He is going to enter Kindergarten in a few weeks. He is very excited, I am too..so is Daddy. I am nervous, I must admit. You see my son is amazing and even extraordinary. He does not like to clean his room, typical right? The other day he was in his room, supposed to be cleaning it, instead I find him reading book, after book- in completion. I was amazed, so proud..at that time the mess did not matter. I am so happy that my son loves books and enjoys reading, it is not a task but it is his hobby – one that will take him far..but you know not too far from mommy and daddy.

With all that being said, here is a little piece of background information:

My son did not talk until after his third birthday. It was only words, here and there. Around 3.5 ,some sentences and from there with the help of 2 great SLPs- he started speaking, responding, asking appropriately. Now he strikes up conversations and asks hard questions that would even make Einstein scratch his head.I used to think he was deaf when he was 1 – 2.5 but thank God he can hear. He has a super ability that I am destined to comprehend. He is on the autism spectrum and I would not change it for the world.

Learn the signs. Autism is not a life sentence, it is only a word.

As a mommy, I do it for my child and as a teacher I would do it for yours.

God bless.

http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism

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5 thoughts on “Jorge Juan

  1. Hello you don’t really know me but I am Jennifer dacosta’s girlfriend, anyways I love this post and all the other posts you do on autism, my best friends son has it he’s like my god son I love him so much! he sometimes amazes me with the things he can do and other times my heart breaks for his mom when he struggles:-(
    anyways if you have any helpful info I can pass to her I would greatly appreciate it thank you God bless you and your son

    1. Thank you so much for the reply. I appreciate your comment and your interest in my site. It is very much appreciated. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I am here to help and if I can not answer your question, I will be sure to point you in the right direction to another professional who can.
      You can give your friend my info as well. Can you tell me a little more about your Godson? How old is he? Look forward to hearing from you.

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